West Virginia teacher accused of having loaded gun at school

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RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A teacher is accused of bringing a loaded gun to her West Virginia school.

News outlets report 34-year-old Shana Knight has been arrested and charged with possessing a deadly weapon at an educational facility. A Nicholas County sheriff's statement released Thursday says that the Cherry River Elementary teacher was arrested after authorities began investigating a complaint about the firearm last week.

Court documents say the gun was a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver. The documents and the sheriff's statement don't include a possible motive or say where the gun was on school property.

Schools Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick says the school board is following all applicable policies, but she can't discuss the investigation. Knight has since posted bail and been released. She and her lawyer have declined to comment.


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